One day after tendon surgery- Pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CarriBrown, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Here is "Crash" yesterday morning before his vet visit. He/she/it/whatever wasn't able to put his foot on the ground at all. It was stuck almost straight out to the side.


    This was taken this morning, almost 24 hours after his surgery. He's able to put his foot on the ground but seems to be proping himself on his middle toe. His hock is still pretty swollen and we have to watch for pockets of blood, but all in all he looks MUCH better!
    We don't want him getting trampled by his 8 brothers and sisters and his momma, so we have him in a seperate brooder with one friend.

    I'll keep posting pictures as his leg heals! [​IMG]
  2. Duck-Madx

    Duck-Madx In the Brooder

    Such Good News! [​IMG]
    Hopefully soon Crash will be speeding around like the other chicks.

    Best Wishes To Him/Her/
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    It's amazing how tiny these little guys are and yet someone can do like micro surgery! Wow.
    Hope the little peep heals quickly and is bouncing and trouncing with his family soon!
    Keep us posted!
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Awww....good luck Crash!! you look great!! Keep healing little guy! I am so glad that you were able to have someone fix it for you! Yay for Crash![​IMG]
  5. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    Wow, I am impressed !

    He will start putting more weight on the foot when it stops hurting so much from the operation.
  6. icewb8

    icewb8 In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    wow thats amazing, do you mind giving us a ball park estimate of what is costs for an operation like that on a chicken? Was he conscious during the procedure? This is really neat. Goodluck with him!
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:They did it without knocking him out. What they did was cut his leg open at the hock, pulled the tendon over with stitches and stitched it back up. There are three stitches total. We have to pop any blood bumps (for lack of a better term) and move his leg up and down several times a day to help stretch the tendon back out. It's still painful for him and will be for a few days, but he's shown dramatic improvement! I am very pleased and glad we went for the surgery.
    Believe it or not, the surgery and vet visit was a total of $55. We were thinking it would be more like $100-$150, so that was a pleasant surprise!
    Thank you everyone for the support! I'll tell little Crash that you're all pulling for him! [​IMG]
  8. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    What a brave little guy Crash is! Good luck!
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    You are such a great person to pay for surgery on a chick. Not many people would do that and your chick is very luck to have you!!!
  10. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    How is little Crash doing today?

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